Vortex Spectacular

Fascinating insights, perspectives and supports associated with the brilliance of Autism…

HEART CHILD trailer

The story of Crys Worley and her creation of the A.SKATE foundation…incredible.

Clay Marzo

Math Prodigy Jake Barnett

Google’s Project Spectrum: Technologically Supporting the Enhancement of Brilliant Ideas

iStar: A Strengths-Based and Family-Centered Technology and Education Program that Values Neurodiversity

Images of Understanding

Son and Father Pierce Autism’s Veil by Jane Gross

My brother just shared this link with me with insightful images from the book “Echolilia” by photographer Timothy Archibald.

Children with Asperger’s

They are much richer and more complex than has been realized.

They have inner worlds, thoughts and feelings that defy what older research and conventional wisdom about autism has presumed and advised us.

Their more stereotypical behaviors are not reliable indicators of who they are, of what they think, feel, experience, know and so forth.

Their communications with people, including with themselves, mean more to them than is assumed.

They often are more capable of, interested in and understanding of relationships than has been believed.

Their neurological differences deny them critical opportunities for growth.

What autism and clinical experts have tended to make of those neurological differences has further deprived these children of experiences that they the children crave and (developmentally) need,

Concepts most germane to being human — such as feelings, empathy and creativity — hold relevance to these children, too.

These children frequently smash through the glass ceilings that authoritative professionals have predicted for them (especially in the past).

Any of us who ignores these truths deals a severe and cruel blow to these children’s esteem, vitality, self-hood and happiness.

Embracing Asperger’s by Richard Bromfield, PhD

Different, Not Less

The Asperger Syndrome Project uses animation and audio to help young people with Aspergers define what it is and express how they feel about it.

Biomation uses animation and creative media to explore, inform and raise social awareness.

Stephen Wiltshire. Extraordinary.